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Official Obituary of

Janet Coreen Filley

March 11, 1944 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Janet Filley Obituary

Janet Coreen Filley, 79, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Friday, February 16, 2024.

Her life began March 11, 1944 in Elkhart, Indiana, the youngest of four children born to Howard and Ruby Berger.  She married Elmer Frank “Sonny” Filley April 8, 1967 in Muskegon, Michigan. 

After fifty-six years of marriage, he preceded her in death in October 2023.

Janet cherished her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a graduate of Penn High School in 1962.  She went on to become a hair stylist and owned a beauty shop for many years.  She was an artistic lady. She was a painter and enjoyed sewing.  In her younger years, Janet enjoyed boating, water skiing, and just being by the lake.  In the 80s and 90s, she was a chairperson and was very involved in the Miss Cassopolis and Miss Cass County pageants.  She was very knowledgeable and loved playing trivia.  She also enjoyed playing cards and being part of a snowmobile club.  She was an avid bird watcher and loved animals.   

Janet will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by one son, Scott (Rebecca) Filley of Granger, Indiana; one daughter, Heide Filley of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren, Nathan, Jordan, Shane, Maddygan, Adam; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; two sisters, Joanna Brock, Barbara Conrad; and one brother, Rex Berger. 

The family will observe a private remembrance.            

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